Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
This book is for the:
“Person who truly wants to succeed in life and is willing to do the hard work necessary to make it happen.”
Individual who can recognize good ideas.
Ultimately, someone who gets the job done.
I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that I loved this book. From page one of the introduction through all 226 pages, this book is oozing with encouragement and insight from a man that does not just theorize about success, but has lived it. The stories that he shares from his personal experiences, makes you want to have him and his ENTIRE family over for a BBQ so you can find out more.
It’s not about money, or necessarily being given special opportunities, but taking what you have, giving 110% to wherever you are in life, at whatever job you are currently in and just having an excellence and integrity to strive for more. The encouragement and ideas in this book are excellent for any first time entrepreneur, current manager over others and even parents with kids. Being excellent and striving to get better in all areas of our lives and doing it with a smile on our face and thankfulness in our hearts, is what being a Knockout Entrepreneur is all about.
Thomas Nelson sent me the above book for review purposes. It will allow me to keep the book. I have no other connection to and have received no other compensation from Thomas Nelson.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The two men that were sent tried different angles and really had to redirect with much effort to get bulldozer out of his dark hole. His tread just kept spinning and spinning in its same old pattern, almost making the pit deeper.
Then finally, he was free!
So I ask you, my little bulldozer friends, are there areas of your life where you are stuck in a rut? It's so easy to work so hard and have life circumstances go on for years and years, that finally when the day of liberation out of that hole comes, we are hesitant.... almost setting ourselves up to fall back into that pitfall again? When the opportunity comes for you to get out that rut, don't set yourself up to fall back in again. Back up a little, examine your circumstances and make a new path into a different mindset.
For all you Matrix fans out there....."Free your mind Neo."
Make the jump today!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
EcoStore's website boasts: "All of our products are made from plant- and mineral-based ingredients, free of toxic chemicals that bring people closer to nature with non-toxic, environmentally safe solutions that also help to reduce our carbon footprint. "
The product categories they sell are: Baby Care, Bath & Body, Hair, Household and Petcare. (Click on any of the categories to take you directly to the store link!)
I chose the Laundry Powder and the Auto Dishwash Powder. We have hard, well water and I figured if these cleaners could stand up to that, then I would be sold. They did wonderfully! The thing I absolutely loved, was that when I opened the washing machine up I didn't encounter a huge perfume smell. Just clean smelling and great looking clothes. Dishes came out great too.
"We know it's expensive to buy natural or organic products but we've found a way around this by safely super concentrating our formulations. "
Using less and getting more bang for your buck is what it's all about today. Smaller quantities of recycleables to dispose of, e-gift certificates available (just in time for Christmas!) and always free shipping on orders over $25.
"No Nasty Chemicals™ is the foundation of the entire product line and philosophy of ecostore." Please take a minute and check them out today.
Monday, October 19, 2009
1. A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water. (I do have fluids..... )
2. A tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable. (I do not have a desire to be electrified... )
Hmmmmm.......that couldn't be right, so let's try again.....
1. A means by which something is transmitted
2. To contribute or lead to a specific result
3. Contribute to the progress or growth of
Much better! I love to encourage others. I love hearing all their "crazy, far-fetched" ideas and being a cheerleader for them. I see a lot of times where a person has no one in their court. No one believing in them. This is disappointing to hear about and devastating to the person. I pride myself in being a realist, so no, I won't tell you that you are going to be the next Bill Gates, but I will tell you that all things are possible. Working conditions are hard, family situations, unbearable at times. Are you there with a friendly ear, even if that's all you can do at the time?
Are there people in your life that you could contribute to the progress or growth of? Am I transmitting something positive that may influence my child, husband, friend, etc. that will stay with them for a lifetime? Join me in getting out the pom pom's and giving out a big cheer: Go Team!
Loved this over at Christine's blog:
If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart. If someones burden was lighter,because you did your part. If you caused a laugh ,that chased some tears away. If tonight your name is named, when someone kneels to pray. Than your day has been well spent.....Author Unknown
Bonus Giveaway starting Wednesday October 21st! Don't forget to check back.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This one thing in my life turned dread and pain into happiness and confidence. So I ask you, what is the one thing you would do if money or being self conscious was not an obstacle? What is the one thing that you would like to alter or change about you?
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
If Dove ever wanted me to be their spokesperson, I would have no problem telling it from the heart and tastebuds. I found these this past week and have enjoyed each and every one. I kinda hid them in the back of the freezer..... but I digress... Mmmmm Mmmm Mmmm Good! The plain vanilla are entirely acceptable, but the chocolate chip is three bites of complete yumminess that just leaves a smile on your face.
Come to me, my little pretty!
Conversation with my son this week. "Mom, when my wife lays an egg and has a baby, it's gonna look just like you, because I love you so much."
I know, right?!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Imagine my shock. Then I began to notice this phenomenon happening in other areas of my life. Computers, cell phones, furniture, clothing, food..... the list goes on. At what point did we turn from our grandparents way of thinking, that everything can be used for something and then re-purposed at a later time to meet our new need? How did we arrive at..... just throw it out and buy a new one? Is it from McDonald's and all those Happy Meal toys? You know those things have such a limited amount of fun and usefulness. Those I do not feel guilty about throwing out.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Her cousin, "Rustang" our other Mustang!
A Bull..... Old MacDonald had a...... tractor!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I need simple delights as of late and this video always brings a huge smile to my face. It is a video by the group OK Go, and the totally amazing thing about it is that the video is done with no breaks in the camera. One long shot. The choreography is amazing and is definitely worth 3 minutes of your life if you haven't already seen it. Enjoy!
Side note: the "I'm Here For You Giveaway" starts tomorrow, so please check back! :O)